Written by susan allen-rosario
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Topics: Dogs, Research, Smell

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

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Why does a dog lick his balls?

It's a question that has plagued people kind for centuries. Why when a simple hello is all that is necessary do dogs feel the need to go straight to the buttocks when they greet one another? It can be extremely embarrassing for pet owners when their dogs meet, they become immediately attached at the ass.

"It wouldn't be so bad if I knew why they do it," one pet owner pondered.

Recent scientific studies may put this and other questions regarding doggy behavior to rest…

Dr. Byron Begal of The Center for Canine Science reports they may have come up with an answer to this question. "Years ago I asked my dad why dogs smell each others butts and he told me a very strange story…

"Once upon a time, all the dogs decided they would go and visit God. When they got to heaven, God asked them to hang their butts outside before they entered. When their visit with the almighty was over, the dogs found it nearly impossible to locate their own butt and have been looking for it ever since"

"With the advent of DNA testing, we put this bizarre theory to the test and what we found was amazing. Several of the dog butts we tested had DNA that was totally unrelated to the rest of the dog. The butt had one DNA profile and the body another. Apparently my father was right, it is a behavior born of confusion. But during my studies I was able to answer one other question regarding unsavory dog behavior…

The question…

Why does a dog lick his balls?

Because he can...

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